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After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.



7/7/16
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MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer
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Tire Removal Begins at Jefferson County Site

Ohio EPA has contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to remove an estimated 1.1 million tires from the Crossridge Landfill, 3250 County Road 26, Wintersville. The property is owned by Crossridge, Inc. The cleanup is expected to be completed on or before Nov. 11.

Tires will be removed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. While the tire removal is occurring, area residents may see an increase in truck traffic.

More than 1 million tires are stored at Crossridge in 27 tire piles divided by fire lanes. Improperly managed scrap tires can become a nuisance and public safety concern, and provide a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitos. A scrap tire fire can generate toxic smoke and oil that can contaminate surface water and ground water resources.

This $2.2 million project is being funded by Ohio’s scrap tire management fund. An Ohio EPA fact sheet explains the processes available to clean up scrap tire sites.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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